Tag: energy drinks

Food Fight!: Caffeinated Drinks

by in Food Fight, July 16, 2014

Looking for that morning or afternoon buzz? Caffeinated creations — including coffee, tea, soda and energy drinks — vary not only in their pick-me-up powers but also in their nutritional benefits. Find out which ones offer the most (and least) perks. Coffee Caffeine content: A typical cup of coffee (8 fluid ounces) contains 80 toRead more

Nutrition News: Investigating Health Claims on Energy Drinks

by in Food News, September 24, 2012

Energy drinks are in the spotlight again: lawmakers in NY state are investigating the validity of their health claims. Our dietitian has investigated these claims as well.

Energy Drinks: Good or Bad?

by in Healthy Tips, April 4, 2012

Not to be confused with sports drinks, these trendy beverages are a dangerous mix of sugar, chemicals and stimulants. We won’t keep you in suspense – they’re no good! Why They Look Good The promise of popping open a can and slurping immediate energy sure is appealing. Too bad it’s too good to be true.Read more

Reading List: Diet Soda Linked To Premature Birth, Vitaminwater Lawsuit and Kids Addicted to Energy Drinks

by in Food News, July 30, 2010

In this week’s nutrition news: Logging on helps keep the weight off, recalled foods found on market shelves and vitaminwater sued for deceptive health claims

The Real Deal on Guarana

by in Food News, April 6, 2010

This new caffeine alternative is all the rage in energy drinks. A few weeks ago a client told me she was drinking guarana soda instead of coffee because she was pregnant. The young woman was floored to find that it contains much more caffeine than coffee. This inspired me to write this post—guarana is not always safe. Read up on the facts and find out if it’s right for you.

Foods Adding "Energizing" Ingredients

by in Food News, January 13, 2009

Every so often you may go looking for a boost. Sometimes you turn to a cup of coffee or a brisk walk, but you may be tempted to reach for an extra stimulant. Be wary.